Safety Tips

There is no definite way to identify a fraudulent seller or buyer. We urge you to practice good judgement and keep the following tips in mind:


Tips for Buyers:


  • Always do a thorough research of the product your intent to buy
  • Ask as many questions as you have about the product
  • Insist on inspecting the product on your own before buying
  • Meet the seller at a public place before buying the product
  • Cash is the best form of payment in a transaction through classifieds



  • Don`t disclose your personal information to the seller in your initial conversation
  • Don`t be afraid to cancel the deal if you find something fishy
  • Don`t buy the product unless you have seen it physically
  • Avoid meeting the seller in a secluded area
  • Avoid sharing your credit card or bank account details


Tips for Sellers:



  • Always provide correct and detailed information
  • Answer the buyer’s queries to generate his or her interest in your offer
  • Be sure about the buyer’s identity and purpose before closing deal
  • Meet the buyer in person in a public place before closing the deal



  • Avoid committing something which is not present in the product/service
  • Don`t disclose personal information unless you are sure about buyer`s intention
  • Don`t be afraid to ask the buyer about his purpose of buying the product
  • Avoid meeting the buyer in a secluded area


-- Be safe. Avoid Scammers.

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Avoid scams and fraud

Signs of fraud: wire transfer, money order, cheques payment, payments via gift card, shipping, escrow, “transaction protection”, “guarantee” etc. be safe by dealing locally. Read more.